GOD-FEARING

When someone is God-fearing

There’s a natural propensity,

To have reverence for His commandments

Where blessings may be seen.

When someone is God-fearing

For wisdom they will pray,

So He will be a guiding hand

Where correct decisions may be made.

The beginning of wisdom

Is the fear of the Lord,

Where respect is sealed upon the heart

With honour for His word.

And God cannot be mocked

When hypocrisy abounds,

Because He sees through the window of the soul

Where deception can be found.

When someone is God-fearing

They’ll respect their neighbour too,

And never wish them any harm

With a sincerity that’s true.

We see many forms of evil

And we’re grieved to hear of same,

But it’s the enemy of our soul who tempts

So destructive traits remain.

Blessings and curses are very real

Since we’ll reap what we do sow,

And when there’s courtesy for God’s ways

All wickedness must go.

To have a healthy fear of God

Is for our health and safety too,

Because the boundaries are to protect

Whilst not oppress in all we do.

It’s through repentance we are cleansed

And our soul is washed, renewed,

Where our old nature is crucified

With a vision that is new.

The goodness of God leads us to repentance

And as we humbly submit to Him,

We’re in the safest hands we’ll ever be

Whilst forgiven for our sins.

The fear of God leads to salvation

As we trust in Jesus Christ,

Who shed His blood to redeem our soul

So we’re accepted in God’s sight.

(C) P.B. 2021

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.”  Proverbs 8:13

“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long-suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”  Romans 2:4

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7

“Love does no harm to a neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.”  Romans 13:10

“For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”  Psalms 1:6

“For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”  Romans 6:5-6

“Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.  For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”  Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

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